Good morning! I thought it would be good to hop back on the What I Ate Wednesday train today. I took an unintentional break from it for a couple of weeks, and knowing a lot of you enjoy reading them, I will make sure to play along every so often.
Below you will see an entire day of my unfiltered eats. In no way do I change what I eat just for the sake of documenting it. I don’t ever count my calories, but I do take into account how much activity I am planning on doing that day and plan my meals and snacks accordingly.
Yesterday turned out to be a rest day for me. I had training and then ran outside in the cold on Monday, and I will be going to my last training class as soon as I publish this post! I woke up feeling very out of it with a terrible cough (thanks, Scott), so I took that as a sign to rest and pulled out a good half hour of stretching and foam rolling instead.
Here’s what the rest of my Tuesday looked like!
What I Ate
Breakfast started with my latest (warm) go-to.
Organic scrambled eggs, Al Fresco chicken sausage links, and cherry apple butter spread on wheat toast.
That kept me full while I stayed glued to the computer until about 11 a.m.
I was hungry, but settled on eating a couple of clementines as a snack instead.
I just love those little cuties.
Still not satisfied, I got out a serving of strawberry Greek yogurt and topped it with hemp heart seeds. I really like the added texture!
(I also refilled that mason jar of water continuously throughout the day.)
My appetite was raging by 1 p.m., so I dug into the fridge and found plenty of my vegetable pasta salad from the weekend for lunch.
I kept trucking along on the computer and didn’t stop for hours. It’s crazy how I can blink and then entire afternoon passes by.
I took a break around 5:30 p.m. to take Roadie for a walk down to the mailbox and back. It’s only about a quarter mile each way, but with temperatures in the teens and aggressive winds, that fifteen minute walk seemed dramatically longer.
We got back inside and unthawed for a bit before I started dinner. Scott requested some kind of pasta as he often does. He wasn’t going to be home for a couple more hours, so I started with the sauce and let it simmer. I also brought out the corn chips and salsa to snack on and tie me over for a while. (I know, shocking.) (Not really.)
First, all the veggies…
Then marinara sauce, chicken and spices.
Scott ended up being a lot later than expected, so I made myself a dinner plate and kept his warm for him to enjoy later.
Gluten free spaghetti with marinara sauce, pulled chicken, spinach, green peppers, onions, tomatoes, and topped in Parmesan cheese.
Still feeling under the weather, I drew myself a hot bath, got into some sweats, and called it a night. I can’t remember the last time I even went upstairs and climbed into bed before 11 p.m. It was really nice!
Scott and I chatted for a while when he made it home from an event, but I was more than content in my warm and comfy bed. No dessert this time!
All right. I’ve got to get going. I’ll be back later this afternoon and hope you all have a wonderful Hump Day!
So there you have another full day of eats!
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Question of the Morning
When is the last time you listened to your body and took an unintentional “rest” day?